Operation Ear Drop Kenya responds to the hearing problems of Kenyans and helpsÂ to curb hearing loss in children because it interferes with the development of language that which sets human beings apart from all other living things.
Our noble cause preserves human dignity and empowers young people for a productive future.
Impact at a glance
Since 2003, Operation Ear Drop Kenya, working with our local partner organizations, restored hearing and dignity for thousands of hearing impaired people in Kenya. Here is a look at some of our achievements.
Since 2003, the OED Kenya and our partner organizations:
- Operated on over 3,000 people in District and provincial hospitals with various ear conditions across the country
- Provided hearing aidsÂ to 30,000 children and adults from deaf schools and communities
- Trained over 100 postgraduate ENT doctors in ear surgery techniques and post-operative care during our annual Temporal Bone Dissection course sessions and Otology symposium in order to build capacity otology.
- Conducted Noise-induced hearing loss campaign and provided protective ear muffs and plugs for over 5,000 vulnerable Jua Kali artisans in Kenya’s industrial grounds in Nairobi, Kakamega, Kisumu, Mombasa, Machakos and Eldoret and provided free ear screening and health education to another 5,000 children and young people.
- Through our Aftercare program, OED Kenya followed up on over 4,000 hearing aids beneficiaries mainly in deaf schools across the country to establish their progress.